Which flat roofing system is best for your project?

Roofing Kits Direct regularly get asked  by DIY and Trade customers

 

" I'm replacing a flat roof - I'm on your website and can see that you specialise in kits and have plenty to choose from - but what I'm not sure about is which system is best for my project?" 

We understand that for some this is a new venture and others that this hasn't been their speciality to date. To help both potential and current clients we have outlined our product systems and their ideal usage below plus laid out comparisons between all our Rubber Roofing Systems and a comparison between Fibreglass and EPDM systems.

These are designed to support users and help identify where their project fits in the pantheon of circumstances and project possibilities. We trust these will be of, at least, some assistance - please use the links below to browse information regarding our products and their ideal usage.

GRP fibreglass roofing with skylight
A Garden Room / Office featuring the ClassicBond one piece EPDM system rubber roof including trims
Shedcover one piece membrane shed rubber roof

        TriRoof Fibreglass - GRP Premium Roofing System

TriRoof is a premium range of Fibreglass / GRP Roofing materials for the flat roofing industry. Guaranteed 25 years with 100% pure resin - a quality product for RKD customers.

 

Sourced from the best composite roofing materials our TriRoof range of kits covers from 1 - 150m2  and ideal for garages, flat roof extensions, Porches and Garden Room/Outbuildings. It can be used for any flat roofing structure.

 

Suitable for both trade and DIY installers. We offer ranges of kits in both 450gsm and  600gsm & double layer 450gsm for heavier duty applications (foot traffic).

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Once applied, these roofing materials will be easy to clean and maintain with very little maintenance required. All components are available to order individually or as part of all-in-one complete roofing kits.

 TriCure Fibreglass - GRP Cost Effective Roofing System

TriCure is a reliable, cost-effective GRP Roofing System for flat roofing projects. 

 

The TriCure range has been formulated for roofing keeping quality and costs in mind. 

Suitable for both trade and DIY installers. We offer ranges of kits in both 450gsm and  600gsm & double layer 450gsm for heavier duty applications (foot traffic).

 

Once applied, these roofing materials will be easy to clean and maintain with very little maintenance required. All components are available to order individually or as part of all-in-one complete roofing kits.

 

Please note that the waterproofing properties of TriCure, as our cost effective GRP product, are not diminished and remain the same as our premium products.

 TriRoof Fire retardant Fibreglass - GRP Cost Effective Roofing System

Ever aware of safety, security and confidence elements for our clients RKD have created a range of fire retardant fibreglass roofing kits to accommodate these aspects

Our kits include

  • TriRoof Resin which is a 100% pure, zero blend, Polyester Roofing Resin. Certified and tested by Lloyd’s register to gives fast wet out and is specially formulated for roofing.

  • TriRoof Fire Retardant Topcoat - has a fire rating of EXT.F.AB according to BS476 part 3:2004. It has also been specifically formulated for fibreglass roofing applications and is pigmented to Dark Grey 18-B-25.

Suitable for both trade and DIY installers. We offer ranges of kits in both 450gsm and  600gsm & double layer 450gsm for heavier duty applications (foot traffic).

ClassicBond One Piece Rubber Membrane System 

By far our most popular EPDM/ Rubber roofing solution. 

 

This system is ideal for small to medium sized flat roofs up to 100m2.

 

It is highly cost effective and presents good value with a proven 50 year life expectancy. It offers ease of installation and services the fact that most flat roofs will be installed in one piece without the need for any joins.

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NEW - ClassicLiquid Waterproofing system

ClassicLiquid is a rapid curing polyurethane liquid system designed for overlaying existing roofing systems to create a durable and seamless waterproof layer.

 

Recommended for overlaying Asphalt and Bitumen, EPDM, GRP, OSB3 T&G, Metal and Fibre, Gypsum and Cement, Concrete roofs

Duoply Fleece Reinforced Membrane System

Also good for larger roofs where ClassicBond may not be an option.

This is a cold applied system and popular due to speed of installation.

ShedCover One Piece Rubber Membrane System

This is one of the most cost effective roofing solutions around - designed specifically for out buildings, garden studios and sheds etc.

NEW - Flexitec 2020 GRP Overlay System

The UK's first GRP roofing overlay kits.

 

Our kits come in two options - 10 year and 20 year versions. Each range comes with familiar square metre options. They contain a suite of primer, resin, hardener, CSM and taping mat. In addition you can purchase edge trims as with any fibreglass roof.

Flexitec 2020 system covers almost any roof surfaces e.g. felt, asphalt, concrete, GRP, PVC single-ply, metal or OSB3. Rapid installation with walk-on times of 30-60 minutes. Our kits offer a single resin system applied in one coat for 10year and two coats for 20 year. No need for separate top coat resin and roofs can be repaired / over coated without grinding down.

 

The system uses fibreglass CSM for an extra tough membrane lasting decades. Highly flexible and suitable for any size or shape roof without the need for expansion joints.

Resitrix Reinforced Rubber Membrane System

Recommended for larger commercial flat roofs & gutter linings.

This is a heat welded (Heat Gun - not torch), reinforced membrane and can be useful for overlaying existing roofing often without the need to strip back.

 

Thoughts and comparison profiles

All our Rubber Roofing Systems

A tabular categorised comparison table of all our rubber roofing solutions against each other

Fibreglass (GRP) vs  Rubber (EPDM) Flat Roofing Systems

Each of these systems are excellent and each has many supporters with strong preferences - RKD provide both alternatives.

EPDM vs Felt

Felt was the traditional option for many years, here we provide some thoughts as to why EPDM might now be a better solution 

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